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5.4 /6 Excellent 206 Reviews

The Fox & Hounds at Walton

Walton European, British ££ +100
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About The Fox & Hounds at Walton

Recommended by the Michelin Guide for the past five years, The Fox & Hounds at Walton on is a charming restaurant and pub drawing in visitors from all across the UK. Featuring a menu full of traditional British dishes, as well as tasty brews on tap and delicious sunday lunches, The Fox & Hound, found along Walton’s Hall Park Road just two pretty miles east of Wetherby, is the perfect venue for taking it easy and enjoying great comfort food classics in a picturesque West Yorkshire setting.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 18:45
The Fox & Hounds at Walton, Hall Park Road, LS23 7DQ Wetherby

Further Information

Owners Alan, Gareth and Pam are excited to present their cosy pub and restaurant to visitors eager for a charming environment where they can enjoy delicious ales, excellent British cuisine and cheerful service. Serving up fine cuisine every day of the week except Monday along Walton’s Hall Park Road, The Fox & Hounds at Walton has become a popular meeting point for Wetherby locals and day trippers travelling from York and Leeds, a spot to relax and unwind. Utilising local and seasonal produce whenever possible, diners are guaranteed the freshest cuisine every time they visit this cosy restaurant.

Traditional British cuisine and pub eats make up the majority of The Fox & Hounds at Walton’s extensive menu. Decide from a number of mains like beer battered haddock, steak and frites, and fresh salmon filet. Be sure to try out the fox burger, consisting of a 100% Yorkshire minced beef patty topped with wild mushrooms, onions, and smoked Applewood cheese (served with tasty homemade chips and coleslaw). Getting hungry? Make a reservation to secure a spot at this popular pub just two miles east of Wetherby and a half hour from Leeds.


206 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 206 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 07:30

An excellent meal, delicious. The early bird menu represents exceptional value, so don't be put off by the low price.Staff very friendly & helpful as they always are. Really can't fault at all. Never been disappointed in several visits, it's simply a lovely environment. Make sure you book.

1 review so far 6
15.08.2017 21:54

Very good food and friendly service. The Mussels starter was particularly good. The risotto was very enjoyable, the daily special pie also good. Well recommended

1 review so far 6
11.08.2017 07:39

We Booked here for a friends birthday,it's my 2nd visit, Gorgeous food , friendly staff, will definately be going back and recommending to others thankyou .

1 review so far 6
05.08.2017 16:01

Fantastic meal. my father (91) said the two courses he had (fish stew and Yorkshire (Eton) Mess) was the best meal he had ever had! My mussels followed by fish platter we too much for me but very good.

1 review so far 6
25.07.2017 10:26

We stopped off on a journey north - very easy to get too from the A1. We had pre-booked so our table was ready - Very friendly staff, good quality beers. Very varied menu, particularly for vegetarians. The venue was busy so we had to wait a little while for our starters but the warm home made bread and oil / basmatic dip made up for it. Both my wife and myself thoroughly enjoyed our meals and were unfortunately to full to take advantage of the sweet menu! All in all, a very enjoyable experience - would definitely recommend !

1 review so far 6
22.06.2017 12:26

As always the Fox & Hounds - Walton for Sunday lunch is one of the best venues providing great food. the staff are always excellent and polite often with little friendly and good humoured banter. We have dined at Walton possibly 12 times or more in the past years and the standards never drop. My brother and his wife when visiting Wetherby look forward to their Sunday lunch at the F&H' s. I am not sure whether they come to see us or dine at this lovely well ran establishment. Best regards and keep up the good work.

1 review so far 5
02.07.2017 18:03

Our table was booked for 7pm and we were delighted to find that it was still early bird prices until 7.15. The food and wine was good and the service very friendly. It was well patronized. There were 3 front-of-house waiters, which is excellent for the number of covers but service from the bar in particular still tended to be slow. Also, we would have appreciated if the hard wooden seats at our table were cushioned, as they were at other tables. These are just minor quibbles that we found on that visit, hence not a 6, but didn't spoil what was a very pleasant experience. We recommend it.

5 reviews so far 6
02.02.2017 10:19

Couldn't fault the meal at all. The pub was very busy when we went creating a lovely country pub atmosphere. Amazing food and the service is very good both friendly, attentive and professional. They cannot do enough for you. You are able to request extras of vegatbles or mash for example which is also very good. The value for money is amazing I would pay a lot more for a meal of this standard. I'd say it's the best for Sunday lunch and pub food in the area consistantly.

1 review so far 5
07.08.2017 13:43

The booking process was straightforward. On arrival, the pub/restaurant was busy but we were quickly provided with our allocated table and menus. The choice provided for Sunday Lunch was wide ranging and we found it easy to make selections. The food was excellent and served on nice hot plates, a point on which some restaurants fail badly. However one of our deserts did contain two star anise flavouring pods, which should have been removed prior to serving. The service was pleasant and friendly throughout, but the bill did contain two inaccuracies, which required correction. A nearly excellent lunchtime visit

1 review so far 4
17.02.2016 12:04

Nice welcome went for early bird but was not given the menu so ordered off the main menu.We had starter,main,and sweet.Looked like they were under staffed as only 1 in resturant although it was early tue night and was not all that busy counted 15 people eating.The chap serving us was very pleasant but looked a bit stressed lost count how many times i heard him say sorry about that.The food was very nice, portions could be bigger as we were on the main menu,early bird says they serve smaller portions but looked same size to me just not as much chioce.Bill was £63 so not cheap for 2.

2 reviews so far 3
04.05.2016 15:35

Went on Bank Holiday Monday for lunch.Had to let the waitress know we were ready to order & had to order our drinks at the bar,we weren't asked.We had our bread before starters arrived but 2 other couples didn't get bread,perhaps that is only offered if you are having a starter? Starters & Mains came out in reasonable time but the couple (with a baby) had to ask where their meal was as an hour had passed.Staff didn't know what came with the "Pie of the day" nor what the crumble was. Empty glasses were removed from table but we weren't offered any more drinks. Little things, that weren't upto the normal standard, maybe it was because Maggie wasn't working? Food good. We are regulars so we were quite disappointed with the service. Howard & Karen Marsden & Phil Rogers

2 reviews so far 6
15.01.2016 12:07

There were three of us and it was our first visit there. The setting was very pleasant and the staff were very friendly. The service was first class, and the food was superb. Would have no hesitation in recommending the place. We all enjoyed it very much and, believe it or not, we booked ahead for next Xmas. Regards Walt Nettleton

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 20:34

A group of 5 of us had lunch here on a weekday. Although we chose different meals, we all enjoyed them. One of the party's favourites was the Black Pudding starter, but I enjoyed the Beef Daube. The Sticky Toffee Pudding was delicious too! The host was very friendly and we enjoyed chatting with her. We will definitely go back.

1 review so far 5
27.03.2016 18:17

Our very first visit to the Fox & Hounds after hearing great reviews, arrived 15 minutes before our reservation time, shown straight to our table & had complimentary bread and oil arrived after ordering our drinks. nice touch. Food was excellent hot & the service was brilliant, & you wasn't rushed after you had finished your meal. Only thing that let it down was the poor selection of non alcoholic drinks.

5 reviews so far 6
24.02.2017 23:19

What an amazing find. Wonderful waitress service. My partner is gluten free and they made him fresh gluten free bread and Gluten free onion rings. The steak was amazing and the beef burgers were also amazing. We ordered small portions from the evening special menu and couldn't finish the servings were very generous. Will definitely eat here again.

1 review so far 4
16.07.2017 11:38

Four is to eat. Good understanding of Gluten Free and obviously a good chef who can adapt meals to suit. Well priced wine and drinks. Belly Pork and Chicken with Chorizo cream sauce were excellent. Sadly the Steak Pie with Suet Crust was well overcooked. Hard pastry and dry meat inside. We were offered more gravy but that is no excuse for overcooked meat and pastry. Very friendly staff and nice atmosphere. So half of our party were well pleased and the other half less so.

3 reviews so far 3
04.07.2016 10:30

I had a meal here a week ago which I could not fault - however, on this return visit I was disappointed (not sure if a different chef was on). Tempura prawn starter disappointing as batter was soggy and not crisp, steak main course was decidedly average and rhubarb and ginger crumble - very stodgy (broken ginger biscuits in the crumble) and "vanilla custard" had no sign of any vanilla in it. In hindsight I probably should have said something but always embarrassing when with friends. I will go back though as I am hoping this was a "blip" - normally very good value, service and food. Shame!

5 reviews so far 6
16.04.2017 19:17

Wonderful friendly staff. My partner is Gluten free and a special effort is always made to accommodate him. Fresh bread before your meal is an added bonus. The meal was brought out timely, all 3 courses and the food is fresh and wholesome. The Yorkshire pudding was fantastic. Nice gravy and fresh veg.

1 review so far 6
27.05.2016 20:26

Beautiful place, Landlord bitter was a great well kept pint, our party had steak pie which was very hearty and full of lean steak, aubergine lasagna which was tasty and filling, the sirloin steak and the burger were both fab, the chips crunchy, and the service attentive. Can't fault it, will be back

1 review so far 6
05.04.2016 13:19

The staff at the Fox and Hounds are genuinely friendly and accommodating. When we asked to move from the table near the door to one closer to the bar, they were very obliging. I like to try different things on the menu and I've enjoyed my meal each time I've gone. Definite recommendation!

1 review so far 6
15.11.2015 08:54

Fantastic meal .... home made bread to start WOW the main meal I chose the rack of lamb done to perfection and to finish home made custard ............... booking now for next week also the staff could not do enough for you " even showed us the early bird menu "

10 reviews so far 6
05.10.2016 09:41

I have been going to the fox for over 12 years and every time it just gets better. The staff are friendly and very efficient and the menu is just amazing with lots of choice and local produce used too. I would not hesitate in recommending you try this fabulous place.

3 reviews so far 6
13.04.2016 17:10

Hi, visited recently. Received excellent service. we needed to move tables. it was not a problem. The sweet potato risotto was delicious. I ordered it as a starter, but wished I had had it as a main course. Cooked beautifully. Friendly and efficient staff. Thanks for another excellent experience.

3 reviews so far 6
14.05.2016 13:23

Great food, great atmosphere, great surroundings and fab staff! Thanks Maggie you always make us welcome and you have exactly the right balance - friendly, professional as well as being competent (and good fun!) I haven't said much about the food... that's not bad either!! Excellent overall. Thank you.

6 reviews so far 6
12.01.2017 12:24

Fantastic. Wouldn't normally have three courses but since the starter and main were so delicious I couldn't resist trying the crumble for desert. Only small issue was that the main vegetarian dish (vegetable Wellington) had run out, but they did have an alternative. Will definitely be visiting again. Thanks!

4 reviews so far 6
20.03.2017 08:57

Excellent food with exceptional service. Great choice of local products and good choice of wine. Lovely pub with a nice cosy friendly atmosphere. Booked here as a stop on a long journey south and wish we'd had more time to try the amazing looking deserts. Will 100% return.

1 review so far 6
01.04.2017 08:06

The food was amazing; fresh, hearty, and tickle-your-buds-tasty! The service was also a delight; friendly, efficient, and all done with a dollop of Yorkshire charm.Likewise atmosphere was both warm and relaxed. The questions is not if we will be returning, but when. My thanks to the whole team!

1 review so far 6
15.10.2015 08:57

Easy booking system on line, friendly staff, great food. What more needs to be said. Find out for yourself, it's worth it. Best Gasto Pub in the area. Early-bird menu at a tenner is very good value and you get good quality food with plenty to eat.

1 review so far 6
10.07.2016 06:57

Early Bird menu, excellent food, well presented & very good value. The menu has good variety too. It was also encouraging to see this local pub restaurant full so early on a Saturday evening. Hopefully, a good sign that the Fox & Hounds will have continued success.

1 review so far 5
18.01.2017 10:43

Attentive staff but left you room and time if you wanted a social evening with friends. Food was good, different, not too much which is how I like it. Price was very competitive. Only minor problem was tempura prawns should have been drained or blotted as still carrying too much oil for my taste.

3 reviews so far 3
24.04.2016 16:52

Very disappointing after reading previous reviews. Lamb was described as "pink" but arrived grey and just like school dinners, vegetables were as hard as nails, only one and a half roast potatoes each and a thimble full of mashed potatoes, no extra gravy. No hand pulled local beers. The brownie pudding was tiny. No senior member of staff bothered to ask us if we had enjoyed the meal. Perhaps the main chef was not on duty, something was wrong today and they need to look at their standards.

4 reviews so far 4
12.07.2016 20:30

Normally a really good experience and the food was great as normal. Tonight however we felt a bit rushed! Finally we were told our table was needed so we left. They did seem more busy than normal.... Probably because of the Yorkshire Show but it might have been better to tip us the wink as we sat down. A bit embarrassing being asked to leave.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 07:57

The food was nicely presented , fresh and very tasty. We all had different choices and everyone enjoyed their meals. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Overall we would recommend The Fox and Hounds to our friends and we would definitely return.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2016 06:25

Booked for a reunion of 8 people and they managed to cater for us very well - enough on the menu to choose from for all of us and lovely meal, the staff were very helpful , we will call again - thankyou

1 review so far 6
06.09.2015 16:55

Excellent food just could have done with more veg and potatoes, a small amount to be shared with 3. Considering the fantastic quality of the food it just seemed a shame to scrimp on these itemx. Would highly recommend and will certainly revisit

1 review so far 6
24.02.2017 09:29

Traditional pub food at a reasonable price. We have been several times now and the food has always been delicious. Excellent Sunday lunch, meat cooked how it should be. Needs a bit of a revamp inside. Lovely staff, good service. Don't hesitate.

4 reviews so far 5
10.12.2016 09:20

Superb food. Beef en daube and steak outstanding. Starters also excellent inc scallops, tempura prawns and mussels. Fox and Hounds provides an unfailingly great meal! Service just a little slow initially due to a large party being in, but once we got started it was prompt and friendly as ever.

1 review so far 5
14.12.2016 16:45

A lovely place to meet up with my sister, being about half way between our homes. Good atmosphere, friendly service and tasty food. More included vegetables with the main courses would have been good. It was a bit of a squeeze to get between tables to my seat though.

1 review so far 6
06.07.2017 21:51

Having bought their bread locally at a farmer's market we thought we would try the restaurant while we had visitors staying. All the dishes were well presented and flavours very good. Relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to returning in the future.

1 review so far 5
27.06.2016 10:38

We last visited 12 months ago when our experience was not so good, however with knowledge that there had been many changes we went as we do like the ambience of the place. Pleasantly surprised by the attentive staff and price / quality of food,all round much improved.

1 review so far 6
10.02.2017 20:13

Great service and the food was very good. I would of loved a pudding but I was so full. Beer was spot on. We will be going back very soon. Might have the £10 meal then get a pudding.

6 reviews so far 5
14.04.2016 16:50

Ate from the Early Bird menu which gives 2 corsets for £10. Very good value and although called smaller portions we all found the portion size to be just enough to the enable you to have a pudding. Something which is always popular with my family

1 review so far 5
20.07.2016 07:19

We have been to this restaurant on many occasions and the food always excellent and the staff very friendly. We took some friends last Saturday and we will be there again in early August. We would go more often if it was closer, about 15 miles

1 review so far 6
13.07.2016 19:07

Excellent food. After a slightly slow start because they were so busy, service was efficient and friendly - and they were busy because of the Yorkshire Show which lent the place an extra buzz. A really good evening.

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 08:49

Sunday lunch with my friend. It was my friend's first visit to The Fox and Hounds and she loved the pub and it's beautiful setting in the village. The food was delicious and the service was very good.

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 10:43

Excellent food, service , and atmosphere. A portion of salmon was prepared for one of us as the main course ; this is not on the menu but reserved especially as the person has limited choice of food

1 review so far 5
17.05.2016 08:14

Very good value for a quality Sunday lunch. Lovely rare beef (you have to say if you want it medium or well done). Pork equally as good with lovely crackling and nice chunky apple sauce. Welcome rushed but then efficient and friendly. Will return!

1 review so far 6
16.05.2016 23:22

Ambience relaxed, warm comfortable. Maggie looked after us well as always. Our steaks were excellent, and the spicy rhubarb crumble a dream dessert. Thank you to Alan, Gareth and Pam for maintaining their usual high standards.

1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 22:21

Lovely service and food! Very welcoming on arrival, with nice atmosphere and service. Super, well cooked food enjoyed by all of us. The lady and gentleman who served, were very attentive. Thank you. Will be back!

1 review so far 6
15.05.2016 17:33

Good food and good friendly service for a reasonable price. We would recommend to friends and will go back again, possibly for an evening meal to see if standards are just as good during the week.